Sunday, 27 November 2022


by Ajanta Paul

No point in eking out a poem
which has completed its journey,
for those extra lines
will merely prolong its length
not its life.

A complete poem
remains forever unfinished,
beginning new symphonies
in a variety of keys,
and forging epiphanies
through dissonant discoveries.

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Dr Ajanta Paul is an academic from Kolkata, India who writes poetry, short stories and literary criticism. A Pushcart nominee, Ajanta has lately been lucky with literary journals such as Verse-Virtual, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, Shot Glass Journal and Offcourse. Her latest publications are The Elixir Maker and Other Stories (2019) and American Poetry: Colonial to Contemporary (2021).

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